Nov 8, 2017

Schumer supports requiring sexual harassment training for lawmakers

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told the Daily Beast on Tuesday that he supports requiring sexual harassment training on Capitol Hill. "[We should be doing] everything we can to stop this," Schumer said. "If it is here on the Hill it ought to be treated the same way as anywhere else."

Why it matters: Last week, one current and three former female lawmakers said they'd been sexually harassed or the subject of inappropriate comments from colleagues. Bipartisan legislation was introduced on Tuesday that would make training programs mandatory for "all employees of the chamber." 400 hill staffers requested required training from leadership in a letter on Tuesday.

Go deeper: Congress can settle harassment lawsuits with taxpayer money.

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What to watch in tonight's Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Colorado. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is now the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his opponents are ready to try to knock him down at tonight's debate in Charleston, South Carolina β€” especially Michael Bloomberg, who was the punching bag at the Las Vegas debate.

Why it matters: This is the last debate before Super Tuesday, when Sanders is expected to win California and Texas and could secure an insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination. That's a direct threat to the entire field, but especially to Bloomberg, who skipped the early states to focus on the March 3 contests.

Bob Iger to step down as CEO of Disney

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it had named longtime Disney executive Bob Chapek as CEO Bob Iger's successor, effectively immediately. Iger will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Why it matters: Iger is credited with having successfully turned around Disney’s animation and studio businesses and with the strategic acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox. Most recently, he was the person behind Disney's successful launch of its Netflix rival Disney+.

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